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Sep 30, 2012 1:45pm EDT
supporters would not be compromised the ergo they vote for the libertarian ticket, myself and judge jim gray. >> gary johnson, 2012 is the i should say. and here is the cover of governor johnson's new book, "seven principles of good government: liberty, people and politics" out in august of 2012. >> here's a look at books being published this week: >> app next comment richard
Sep 29, 2012 11:45am EDT
wondered if you could go back. you write in the jim crow south, a total daddy's girl, trying to get gangster driving the tractor at 4 years old in the streets in the neighborhood. tell me about that. [laughter] >> we were in baker county, and you hear about and read about the sheriffs of earlier years, but the gater, and the sheriff many that county wanted to be known as the gater. the gater ruled everything, everyone in the county, and you can't imagine looking at the westerns from earlier days, anyone like him, but he was worse than what you've seen in your worse westerns, but growing up in that, we -- my family lived -- my great great grandparents came to baker county. i don't know whether they came they ended up there as sharecroppers with the intent of buying land, and that, they did. they bought enough land that the area where i grew up is still, today, called hawkins town, and there's a lot of family, but it was that way, you know, hawkins in one area and williams in another, all one big family and felt we had to help each other. >> my father was a farmer, and he just kept ha
Sep 29, 2012 2:15pm EDT
to come up with stanford for much harder graduated and promote jim and john denver graduated, but starting quarterback in the super bowl. then last one is really hard but have given you a clue. have already said his last name. benjamin harrison who matriculated at miami university of ohio and who is a quarterback , been in office burger of that team purpose per that shall not otherwise be named. so that's a little presidential trivia for you, and i also always give a little mix and stir when i come back. thinking to prepare my remarks when latter is being built. sandino's as well as i do. the real director of the nixon library was richard nixon. he designed and oversaw it and every detail was of interest to him. but probably the thing he was least interested in was a room which is even here anymore, the domestic policy room which has been redone. the league kind of such a together at the last minute. one of those exhibits was about the endangered species act. president nixon as you may or may not know, greatest of a terminal president in the history of the united states son and heir the cl
Sep 29, 2012 3:30pm EDT
presidential debate. the news hours jim lehr moderates. watch and engage with c-span including the live debate preview at 7 p.m. eastern, debate at 9, and post debate, calls, reactions, e-mails, and tweets. follow our coverage on c-span, c-span radio, and online at now on booktv, peter takes about why our economy produces great wealth and great poverty at the same time. he offers suggestions on how to improve the conditions on tens of millions of americans living below the poverty line. this is about 50 minutes. >> well, thank you so much, debra. i am totally delighted to be here and thanks to busboys and poets for allowing me to be here, to talk with you, and, of course, thanks to all of you for coming. i see a lot of -- a lot of friends, some of my students are here. they already got their grades so no -- [laughter] nobody was threatened. this is -- we could spend a lot of time talking about how bad things are now, but we all know. it's a terrible time for a lot of reasons, and especially for low and lower income people and in our country, both directly and because of what's happ
Sep 29, 2012 8:00am EDT
possibili possibility, as jim woolsey came up with this one, the talk, i heard jim speak in the spring. he said what do you do if you have one of these geomagnetic solar storms. and if we had one as powerful as in 1859 it could zip out the entire infrastructure. so how do you negotiate with the sun? for those who want to negotiate a way this threat. but at least the iranian threat, missile defense can, if properly deployed, can enable us to shoot down a small attack of this kind. the current generation missile defense, not designed to shoot down a trajectory that goes up like this, but rather midcourse. so we would have to work on it but you would have a picket fence to try to prevent a catastrophic strike. at the same time we invest a few billion dollars, you can get back up your electrical systems. right now it would be several years before major transformers are brought back online. so the lesson out of this is that catastrophic vulnerability, low number catastrophic vulnerability is something you should never permit if you can avoid it. and, of course, i did mention at the end of the i
Sep 30, 2012 6:45am EDT
as if they were on mars. jim rice, a geologist on a mission, said i put myself out there, with two boots on the ground trying to figure out where to go and what to do. how to make that what we are observing with the instruments. day in and day out it was always a perspective of being on the surface, and trying to draw on your own field experience in places that might be similar. and astrobiologist at nasa ames described it this way. they had these huge charts on the wall, engine drawings of the rover. with all of these dimensions, we would have some geometric question. well, can we see this? can we reach that? is this rock going to be in shade, or will it be in the sun? we would go and we would stand and stare at those charts. and overtime we stopped doing it so much because we begin to gain a sense of the body. that's projecting your self into the rover. it's just an amazing capability of the human mind that you can sort of retool your self. so acting through the robots they controlled, the scientists look around, they manipulate materials and they move over the landscape. they may pret
Sep 29, 2012 4:30pm EDT
because of your color. ..merica, robert [applause] >> thank you. jim, thank you. that was such a wonderful introduction. in fact, it was such a wonderful introduction it reminds me of what johnson said when he got a nice introduction. he said he wished his parents were alive to hear it. [laughter] because his father would have loved it, and his mother would have believed it. [laughter] you know, when winston churchill was writing, he was asked how he was coming along, and he said,ce i'mst working on the 5th of the projected four volume. [laughter] well, i'm not comparing myselfof to wipe stone church hill, but with regard to the lyndon johnson biography, we're sort of in the same boat. i've been writing about johnson so long people askre me, don't u get bored? the answer is that the very opposite is true. one reason they are not about lyndon johnson, i never had the slightest interest in writing a book just to tell the life of a famous man. from the moment i first thoughte of doingrt books, i thought of i biographies -- i thought of biographies as a way of examining the great forces that s
Sep 29, 2012 10:15am EDT
of independence said so. may have taken a war and slave and jim crow laws but no matter how contradictory that was, here was this document. it starts and you look at that got me started again to read this great document. to read it and talk about it. i wasn't going to be a judge. who knows how i became a judge? i was only interested in the best of this country. the things that made it worth happening. and low and behold you come to the understanding that the founding document, this great experiment is a wonderful thing and that was in the 1980s. i was worrying more about budgets and getting in all sorts of trouble over age destroyers and -- none of which was of great consequence as far as the structure of the country but spending hour after hour learning about the things you write about and teach so eloquently, for me that central document is great and wants the declaration of independence and to then go to gettysburg and to think about the effect's charge, think about the carnage, lives lost, battles before fredericksburg, wilderness and chancellor and shiloh and manassas, all these battles where
Sep 30, 2012 11:00am EDT
this by looking, i spent time in the house jim and talk to members and a lot of them are very frustrated by the pressure, you know, not to cooperate, not to be collegial and some of them lose their careers. so we have got to create support. we've got to change the incentive system and support those people who are willing to say we're one country, let's find a way to work together. >> l. tucker, i worked in the white house counsel's office during the making of this tradition. there is a lot of merida much you have to say it pours, but i don't know how you change the system. you know, the parties -- anyone can create a party. ross perot had his party, but he didn't have enough interest in him to get elected. and so, at first you have to have someone is that's going to create enough interest to rival the democrat and republican party. and i don't see that happening. that's going to take a lot of money, and a lot of organization and an individual that can rally people around him because the independents -- to talk about the independents actually having more people than the republicans and de
Sep 30, 2012 7:45pm EDT
and basically went out in a car with jim gallagher, go to the school and the personally interviewed a lot of these men. not the man who came in through other means, such as eddie who came in an athletic scholarship, and i think this -- there we go. i sat in a coffee shop one night and decided he was going to get in, the two of them. and then he presented a bill who was a president at the time, which was for a college at the time, it was quite a cross to bear. what he was looking for, i asked him, how do you decide? anyone who is a parent in the room knows that intelligence is not necessarily something that is a hallmark of success. when you talk to father brooks, he was looking for leadership qualities and was looking for driving people who have work ethic. people who were hoping to reach beyond their grasp, black-and-white, and if you may not know, he was also fighting to get women in the college. sadly, for the class of 1972, i do not believe they arrived until after the fall of that year. that was after president brooks said he managed to shake up the trustee board and get some people
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
and fox news became a republican jim, and msnbc became a liberal channel. and so you have people getting information that was as different as the political views but and i think that contribute to polarization but i think it's a great question and i don't really have, these are ideas but i don't have a complete answer for you. >> do you have an idea that chief justice roberts feels about citizens united? >> i know he voted for it. and, that's a pretty good tipoff right there. [laughter] you know, and he, i talk about this in "the oath." there was a case out of arizona about a public finds, sort of a successor case, not as big a deal by people asking are they going to cut back on citizens united? are they embarrassed? are the words? no. if you believe that money is speech, and that's more important frankly than the appropriations, but if you believe that money is speech, you pretty much have to deregulate the american campaign. any attempt to limit how much money you can give, to whom you can give money. so i think if the court remains as currently configured we are going to see more deci
Sep 30, 2012 2:00pm EDT
ben davis and jim davis won a seat of the city council of new york. you might be interested into aspects of benjamin davis, city council member. he was black, he was an african-american, and he was an enthusiastic public leader of the united states coming in and he was elected because of proportional representation. there is another returned to new york city, but we have had it. greece has it. so la cerise got only 3%. they had only 2728%, they came in with 2425%. but under greek law whatever party comes in first not only gets the percentage of the popular vote, but an extra 52 that is only reason one reason they got it by this rule, which is designed to favor the party that comes in first there is a strong, old, deeply rooted party, i think they get about 8% of the vote. one third of the voters in greek voted extreme left wing hostility to the capitalist' agrees. that is a sign of greece and a reaction to the change that is taking place. second country, they have had free elections this year. in the first election for the upper house of their national party, the socialist p
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